W&M Libraries Blog

June 29, 2022

Intellectual Property is actually a relatively new concept, historically speaking. Rights to intangible property didn’t become codified until the Statute of Anne in the 18th century; this is widely considered the first legally binding document defining and establishing intellectual property.

Previous Posts

Dec 2021

  • December 16, 2021
    Open access has changed the way research is collected and disseminated. With so many scholars posting and publishing their work, it can be difficult for the algorithms (and interested human beings) to keep track of what work is yours. This is especially tricky when multiple scholars have the same name (Harry Potter or John Smith aren’t the only people experiencing attribution issues).
  • December 9, 2021
    In this post, we introduce W&M Libraries' new acquisitions assistant, Veronica Parker! Name: Veronica Parker Title: Collections Specialist
  • December 6, 2021
    By Rosie Liljenquist, Publishing and Open Access Librarian
  • December 3, 2021
    Since 2005, W&M Libraries annual 24 Speed contest has invited thousands of students and alumni to spend 24 hours together.  This invitation has always been informed and cultivated in a spirit of belonging. 24 Speed is a contest and like all contests it is competitive, but in the last 16 years, it provides students with a spring semester experience that is also creative and collaborative.   

Nov 2021

  • Covers of zines created by William & Mary students
    November 12, 2021
    Belonging is an ongoing goal for our archives, and our aim is to have collections that support and reflect the research and interests of students, faculty, staff, and the world.

Oct 2021

  • October 27, 2021
    We are excited to announce the winners of the Natasha McFarland Staff Scholarship. The scholarship was named after former librarian Natasha McFarland, who retired in December 2020. McFarland worked for W&M Libraries for 37 years and left behind a legacy after becoming the first employee to progress from a typist to a research librarian over the course of a well-decorated career.
  • ca. 1872 stereoview of DoG street
    October 20, 2021
    I am old enough that several of the places that I have lived over the years have been torn down, including the house on South Boundary Street that I lived in for two years as a W&M student. To all those who wander up and down DoG Street: think about the street's very different appearance before Colonial Williamsburg and many buildings were removed during its development. The stereoview below shows a very familiar building (the powder magazine), which had a very different setting prior to CW.
  • October 14, 2021
    Belonging. We create a welcoming and caring community that embraces diverse people and perspectives. 
  • October 12, 2021
    In this post, we introduce W&M Libraries' new Publishing & Open Access Librarian, Rosie Liljenquist! Name: Rosie Liljenquist Title: Publishing & Open Access Librarian What does your job entail? 
  • TikTok
    October 8, 2021
    April 13th, 2021 marks the entry of the first TikTok into William & Mary’s Special Collections web archives.